Plaque is created from fat, cholesterol and other matter in the blood. It thickens artery walls, causing coronary heart disease, which can lead to heart attack or stroke later in life. And that process can start as early as age two!
As a nutritionist counseling clients on heart health, rather than advise clients just on what foods to avoid, I like to empower them by offering healthy food choices and substitutions to make.
NAACP founders recognized that we, as African Americans, would never reach the peak of our potential if we were treated as second-class citizens in our own county, especially as it relates to our health.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, epidemiology has given "sweetheart" a whole new meaning with a study demonstrating an association between sugar intake and heart disease.
It's a little hard to remember while we are currently in the late stages of a tough winter, but the smog season will soon be here. The air quality index will displace the wind chill index -- and in many areas, people will be urged to stay indoors to flee the dirty air.
This Valentine's Day, consider toasting your sweetheart with sparkling cider, then sharing a big salad, roasted vegetables with hummus, some crusty bread, and this easy, make-ahead collards recipe. You'll be well fueled for whatever other delights come to mind.
You can greatly reduce your chances of developing heart disease by making a few healthy changes in your life.
For this Valentine's Day, I would like to combine this concept of love and relationships with heart health. In other words, today is a day to love your heart. I want to introduce three delectable recipes for Valentines, using four of my favorite heart-healthy foods: avocados, walnuts, dark chocolate and kiwicha.
This week, as part of American Heart Month, we are drawing more attention to congenital heart defects. From Feb. 7-14, we commemorate Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week, offering a wonderful platform to discuss the subject and the way state lawmakers can help.
February is American Heart month, with a particular focus on women's heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly tha...
Women, to the eyes of this then young cardiology resident, didn't have heart disease. Men -- older men -- did. So I completely missed the diagnosis.
As a cardiologist, if there's a message I could share with every woman during this American Heart Month, it would be to "start taking action on your own behalf right now."
As a woman who has spent her career in the world of fashion, I hope you'll take it to heart when I say there is no better accessory and no stronger fashion statement than good health.
Friday is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
I thought I was a healthy college student until the defects teamed together and caused a stroke.
At a young age I was a swimmer with dreams of being an Olympian champion! Then my heart rate wouldn't slow down after races and workouts, and I knew it was something more than just overexertion, I knew that something was wrong.